No Moldovan citizens have been reported so far among the victims of the earthquake that hit southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, both those killed and those injured. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration said the hotline for consular emergences of Moldova’s Embassy in Ankara works on a permanent basis, IPN reports.
“The MFAEI, through the agency of the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Ankara, made approaches to the local authorities to determine if there are citizens of our country among the quake victims. The examinations carried out so far show there are no Moldovans among those hurt or hospitalized as a result of the earthquake,” said the Ministry’s spokesman Daniel Vodă.
Those in charge of the consular section are ready to provide specialized assistance. In case of necessity or consular emergency, the Moldovan citizens can seek help or ask for information from the Embassy. They can also contact this if they possess information about citizens of the Republic of Moldova in the affected areas.
Further information can be requested at Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Cad., No.106/22, Ehlibeyt mah., Balgat, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey, or on +90 312 446 55 27 (active during the Embassy’s work program).
The hotline for consular emergencies is: +90 541 687 21 04 (active permanently for Moldovans experiencing emergency situations, such as death, accidents, dangers, extraordinary situations or calamities), while the email addresses are: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria early on February 6, killing and injuring hundreds of people, as the authorities of the two countries reported.